Squeak Board 2007 elections process and timeline *Please Respond*

Ron Teitelbaum Ron at USMedRec.com
Mon Jan 29 02:27:37 UTC 2007

Hello everyone,

I'm hoping to provide to the community an article about each person that is
running for the 2007 Squeak Board.  What I would like to know from you is
what you are interested in knowing from each candidate.  Could you please
take a few minutes to either respond to squeak-dev or send me a personal
email letting me know what questions you would like asked?

I know it's easy to ignore posts like this but I strongly encourage everyone
to participate.

Besides basic bio information here is my first cut of questions:

1) Do you support stepping up fundraising?  If so what do you propose to do
with the money collected?

2) Do you support bounty projects?  If so can you lay out how you would like
to see a bounty program administered? 

3) Do you support incorporation and not for profit tax status for Squeak

4) What do you believe is the future of Smalltalk? 

5) What do you think the community is doing right, what should be improved?

6) Should the Squeak be represented at more conferences?

If you like these questions, don't like them, or have suggestions about new
questions please let me know!  

If you like the questions feel free to email me directly: Ron at usmedrec.com
to save list traffic.

If you need any help setting up your squeakPeople account or have any
questions about the election that is coming up, I will be happy to answer
those questions too.  You can either email me directly, or the news team at
news at lists.squeakfoundation.org .  If I get good general questions I may
post those and the answers to squeak-dev or weekly squeak.

Thank you for your participation!

Ron Teitelbaum
Squeak News Team Member
Squeak Elections Team Member

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Vainsencher
> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 1:58 PM
> Hi everyone,
> Its time to start our second election of the Board. I think this is very
> important - I think that having an elected board has significantly
> improved some things about how the community works:
> 1. We have been able to tackle projects that previously did not have
> enough consensus, such as the relicensing of Squeak and an open process
> for stewardship of the release process.
> 2. We have a solid basis for trust and diversity in our board, where
> before the composition of the leadership may have seemed somewhat
> haphazard.
> I personally think we had a pretty kick-ass board this last year. While
> it got off to a somewhat quiet start, recently there have been quite
> regular meetings of the board, with updates to the mailing list, and
> additions to the board agenda regularly solicited. Do you agree this
> worked well? do you think you can do better?
> Well, this is your opportunity. Starting today, and for the next 2 weeks
> (until 18th February '07), candidates for the Squeak board are invited
> to announce themselves on this mailing list. If you do not wish to run
> yourself, but would like to see either a particular Squeaker as a
> candidate, or you want something about this election or board term to
> happen differently than is described below, right now is the time to
> start discussing right on this list. If you are not sure how to go about
> it, feel free to send a mail to the elections team mailing list, or me
> personally.
> In particular, when applying, candidates are encouraged to mention their
> background, general reasons for running, and particular plans if they
> get elected. Other candidates and all squeakers are invited to pose
> additional questions.
> What happens then? the following is our planned schedule, and we don't
> expect it to change much.
> For 2 weeks starting from the 18th, prospective voters are asked to make
> sure they are registered. Remember that the basic criterion for voting
> is having an SqP account that is validated at least to the Apprentice
> level. This is also a good time to talk to other Squeaker communities
> and get them involved. As in the previous elections, we will accept
> votes from other communities, but to waive the SqP requirement, we need
> a well known representative of this community to contact us at the
> elections mailing list.
> The voters list will be finalized on the 3rd of March, and the CIVS
> (http://www.cs.cornell.edu/andru/civs.html) election started. The
> election will run for 3 days, and the results announced on March 7th,
> 2007.
> Daniel Vainsencher and the Elections team

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